First, we are told that it is all a matter of "fear-mongering"; once again the nutty gun-lovers of America are seeing threats where there are none. But there is so much behind-the-scenes maneuvering between our government officials and the United Nations, that anyone paying attention knows that this Treaty doesn't pass the smell test.
So, just what is the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty? It is better known as the "small arms treaty", and here is the official statement by the United Nations Office of Disarmament Affairs (even that name makes my skin crawl!) ...... The global trade in conventional weapons – from warships and battle tanks to fighter jets and machine guns – remains poorly regulated. No set of internationally agreed standards exist to ensure that arms are only transferred for appropriate use.
Many governments have voiced concern about the absence of globally agreed rules for all Countries to guide their decisions on arms transfers. That is why they have started negotiating an Arms Trade Treaty. Preparations to address this issue have been underway since 2006 and will culminate in the Conference on an Arms Trade Treaty in July 2012.
But what they're not telling you is that this treaty DOES apply directly to the United States because it lumps us together with these so-called "rogue nations." And it's even more sinister than that; the real motive is to use an international body to bypass our Bill of Rights and the Second Amendment to get what they've wanted all along -- a ban on guns in this country. You see, it is a poorly disguised attempt to implement massive gun control without having to go through the normal legislative process in Congress -- because they know it would never pass. The real plan is to ignore Congress and use the U.N. to trump U.S. law by signing a treaty that would grant international supervision over the sale and possession of guns in America. Pretty slick, huh?
How would the treaty function? The Arms Trade Treaty would specifically require signatories to identify and trace, in “a timely and reliable manner,” illicit small arms and light weapons. The information would be required to be submitted to the United Nations. Supporters say the treaty is necessary to prevent rogue countries from being able to purchase guns from arms dealers. Critics of the treaty have long felt that it would lead to mandatory registration of all firearms and every sale; even those between individuals. So it seems pretty clear to me --- the treaty would directly impact gun sales in the U.S. and by extension the gun rights of individual citizens.
And if that doesn't convince you, here is a statement by Retired Lt. General William Boykin: "There has been a decree by this administration --- by the president and the secretary of state --- saying that our president will sign the United Nations small arms treaty, which is about how we will buy sell and control individual private weapons. That means the United Nations, an international body, will decide how you and I, as Americans, can buy and sell our weapons; how we control those weapons; who is authorized to have those weapons; and where they are. This is a dangerous trend."
Oh, wait. I forgot. We've just been shown by the Supreme Court that the Constitution is insignificant, right? So what makes us think our Bill of Rights will be honored?
I would caution you to do your own research and make up your own mind as to whether my conclusions about this little "non-threatening" treaty are correct. (For an in-depth analysis of this Treaty, read this article.) But as far as I'm concerned, it is appalling that our Government would even consider giving authority to the U.N. to regulate the domestic manufacture, possession or sale of firearms or ammunition; let alone be party to any sort of international gun registry that would impede upon the privacy rights of law-abiding gun owners.
But this post comes with a further warning .... apparently some Senators have stated they support the general concept of the treaty, but believe countries such as the U.S. should have “exclusive authority to regulate arms within their own borders." This statement seems to indicate that the Senators believe firearms registration is acceptable provided it is initiated by individual governments. Do you know your Senator's position? I suggest you make your opinion known. And one final thought .... Still feel your Second Amendment rights are secure?
Luke 11:21-22 "When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own house, his possessions are safe. But when someone stronger attacks and overpowers him, he takes away the armor in which the man trusted and divides up his plunder."
My answer to our vast government problems.ReplyDelete
Proposed admendment to the US Constitution
Article III Section 1
The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour, and shall, at stated Times, receive for their Services, a Compensation, which shall not be diminished during their Continuance in Office.
Is hereby replaced with the following.
The Suprene Court shall consisit of one person from each of the several states appointed by the state legislature. They shall serve for a period of 4 years and shall not be re-appointed. Their pay,compensation and expenses in exceuting these duties shall be determined by the state they represent. They will meet as necessary and execute their duties. They shall not meet in Washington DC but some rather meet in one of the several states from time to time.
Power MUST be taken back by the states in order to save this republic.
Me 2 cents
I would have to say that your solution makes a whole lot more sense than what I'm seeing with SCOTUS in its present position. Too much power has been stripped from the states and therefore, the people. We must limit the corruption and the seizure of power by politicians in D.C. And the time for doing so is slipping through our fingers!Delete
Civil War is right around the corner for our country once more. Everything that is happening is just the the primer for it and this will put it over the edge. Many appear to be blind to it because they don't want to deal with it now and hope someone else will take care of it for them, but it's invading ALL of our lives in every aspect, not just this. How in the world can people just stand by and let the freedoms that others have died for AND that we've ALL enjoyed, go by the wayside and not even give it a thought?! Those will be the ones that whine and complain the most in the end. At this time and point, it's starting to look to me, that if those type of "thinkers and no doers" don't get out of that mindset, and get back to God's ways and ask for forgiveness, we will be in a terrible state physically and spiritually. And yes, as you said in an earlier post, you will have to choose who you will be with during these times ahead because it's going to get really difficult. No one will be able to buy their way out of the misery. What many people often think is only what they've seen in the no so far past of our lives in this country and they'll believe that help is on the way and giving that consideration, they're more than likely to be very helpful, etc., for that moment until.... the reality sets in that the knight riding up on his horse to save them doesn't appear and there is no easy way to just head on down to the store or gas station to get fuel in the old car so they can bug out for who knows where or have drinking water, a working toilet, those lovely disposable diapers, dog-cat food for their beloved pets, the slurpies, delivered pizza, the internet, the TV soaps and crap that they've filled their minds with day after day, no working cell phones, washing machine, dryer, air conditioning,fans, the life saving fridge, that furnace that keeps everyone warm and toasty or the other great possibility is that they've been misplaced from their homes and are stuck with a whole lot of angry, selfish people with nothing other than what may be on their backs, because of an event that created some sort of disaster, oh yes... it will get UGLY, quick. I've been praying that all of us will repent and ask for God's help and protection and that we'll start using the brains that He gave us all and not to waste them on things that don't matter in the end. Those of us who are believers know, that in the Bible, when people start forgetting about God and doing things their own way, well, it is written that it's usually ends up not being a very good thing for ALL. I'll just keep praying and hope for the best and prepare for the worst as they say. May we be able to wake up as many as possible because the time is now. Love your families, love your friends, because we're all going to need them, but first and foremost, Our God. Be a warrior for our LORD! STAND UP for what is right and honorable! Don't allow those few others to make your choices, make your own before it's too late. We as a people of this country can do it, but not if we don't get on board. If you want a change, help make it happen.ReplyDelete
My Name is Lisa and I don't mind what may come because I speak the truth, because I've got God on my side. How about you?
Lisa, I couldn't have said it better! I can tell that you are passionate about the state of our country and our souls. And you know, as well as I do, that there is no political solution for our spiritual problem. Once again, as so many times in the Bible, we have turned from God and His ways, thinking that we don't need Him; that we know better; that we have grown beyond Him. Folks, the United States of America, is barely 2 and a quarter centuries old, which is just a blip on God's radar screen. Think He won't let us go the way of the other failed empires? Just watch! Listen to Lisa and get on your knees and pray to the Lord, who is the only One who can save us! I'm not too sure He hasn't already withdrawn His hand from our nation's destiny; but you, as an individual, can still know His protection. Ask Him for it!Delete